Bakoko

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A language of Cameroon

Alternate Names
Basoo
Population

50,000 (1982 SIL), increasing.

Location

Littoral Region, scattered communities: Wouri division, south of Douala; Moungo division, south of Dibombari; Nkam division, Nkondjok area; Sanaga-Maritime division, southwest of Edea; South Region, northwest Ocean division.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Adie (Basoo Ba Die, Basoo D’edea, Elog Mpoo), Bisoo (Adiangok, Basoo Ba Likol, Basso), Mbang (Dimbambang), Yabyang (Yabyang-Yapeke), Yakalak (Yakalag), Yapoma, Yassuku (Yasoukou, Yasug, Yasuku).

Language Use

Home, church, market. All ages. Very positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Poetry. Radio programs.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.